Alpine, TX has five pharmacology schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacology program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Pharmacology students from Alpine schools who go on to become pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, pharmacy professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 331,890 people working as pharmacy technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $28,940.
Alpine lies in Brewster county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area has 83,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $14.71/hr average worker wage, and a $30,590 average annual salary.
Of the 5 pharmacology schools with a 500-mile radius of Alpine, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for pharmacology students, with University of Arizona as the lowest, reported at only $11,728/yr.
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